Is blood ever blue? That is, is there ever really such a thing as blue blood – outside the science-fiction world, anyway?
Is it possible to grow your own penicillin at home? Not just any mold, but actually make mold with medicinal benefits. Solid gold mold Penicillin was discovered rather accidentally by Alexander Fleming in 1928, when he noticed that mold growing in a petri dish had killed all the staph bacteria around it. Since then, penicillin has gone…
It’s common to see someone yawn — even on TV — and yawn in response. But how does that happen, and why is yawning contagious?
Bird owners should know that although their pet birds might be highly intelligent and clean companions, they may carry germs that can make you sick. Here’s a look.
How much do animals sleep? From bats to giraffes, here are the typical sleep needs for more than 30 different creatures — including humans.
How can you tell the difference between first, second and third-degree burns? Here’s a quick look at the symptoms that may be experienced, and typical treatments when the heat gets close enough to hurt.
How come fish have mercury in them – because isn’t seafood supposed to be healthy to eat?
What would happen if you actually did eat one of those little packets you find everywhere that says ‘DO NOT EAT’ all over it?
Why do they call it ‘plastic’ surgery? Is it because they put plastic in people?
Why do people have trouble remembering their dreams? And more to the point: is there anything you can do to improve your dream recall? Get some tips here!
What is the purpose of that little thing that hangs down in the back of your throat? It’s called the uvula, and here are the basics.
How many people have ever lived on Earth in all of time? Is it even possible to answer this question? Yes, it is possible.
You hopefully have at least one fire extinguisher at home — but do you know when to use it, or how? Here are the basics.
What’s the average height for men and women? If you’re curious how you measure up, we have some numbers for you.
Hand dryers are environmentally-friendly, sure – but ‘more sanitary to use than paper’? Not so much.
Was it something you ate? If you feel sick – really sick – how can you track down the cause of food poisoning? Get some tips here.
Where in the world did we get the custom of saying ‘bless you’ every time someone sneezes? We take a look way, way back to find out.
Why can’t you pump your own gas in New Jersey and Oregon, and have to pay for full-service? Self-service works for all the other states, so why make it illegal?
Where can you find out how to measure and calculate your BMI – and how does it relate to whether or not you’re overweight?
I was just about to throw out some old AA batteries when my girlfriend stopped me and said that I had to recycle them because “they” won’t let you put them in the garbage anymore. Is this true? Billions & billions of batteries Americans use up and throw out billions of everyday household batteries each…